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Jessica Cohen was a guest character who appeared in the twelfth episode of the second season of The Vampire Diaries. She became one of Damon's many victims after she stopped and exited her car to talk to him in the middle of a desolate street. Damon was seen to be emotionally-pained and then fed off of her to ease the pain, killing her after the process. Jessica was twenty-five years old at the time of her death.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In The Descent, an emotionally pained Damon, who had to mercilessly kill Rose to end her suffering from a slow and painful death from a werewolf bite, encountered Jessica when he pretended to be sick or injured in the middle of the road. Shocked and taking pity on him, Jessica stopped to help but soon became disgusted with him upon discovering he was intoxicated. She tried to leave upon the realization that he was drunk.
However, he compelled her not to move. After a short talk, during which he confided in her about his conflicted feelings, saying that he painfully misses being human but believes that it's in his nature to kill and it tears him up inside. He then pretended to release her, saying she could go, but instead killed her after all giving in to what he believed to be his real nature. In the next episode, the killing was on the news and Damon contemplates what he's done.
- I Alone (Indirectly mentioned)
- Jessica is Hebrew and means "rich, God beholds".
- Cohen is a Hebrew name, which literally means "priest". It's also a common Jewish surname which represents an ancient biblical priestly heritage.
- With the confirmation of human souls being found in the two dimensions, Jessica either found peace or went to Hell.